Snapshots: Snail Mail w/ Shame, Romantic States @ Ottobar — 3/21/18

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Snail Mail performs at the Ottobar on March 21, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Mitchell Breen)

Lindey Jordan returned to Baltimore with her band Snail Mail to play a sold-out show as the headlining act at the Ottobar Wednesday.  Despite a March snowstorm that came through the area earlier in the day, the Ottobar was packed with fans who braved the weather to enjoy the show!

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Don’t Miss: Snail Mail @ Ottobar, 3/21/18

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Snail Mail (Photo courtesy Matador Records)

Brooklyn’s Lindsey Jordan is better known as Snail Mail, and she originally hails from Baltimore. She returns home to perform at Ottobar on Wednesday, March 21, in the buildup to the release of the debut full-length album.

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Music Park: Mary Timony (Plays Helium) @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 6/6/17

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Mary Timony plays the songs of Helium at Rock and Roll Hotel on June 6, 2017.

In the loose and grungy ’90s, pockets of great music bubbled up, and few places were as cool as Boston, where noise pop quartet Helium formed.

Former Helium frontwoman Mary Timony, who had relocated from DC to Boston at the time, recently championed the remaster of the band’s only two albums, along with another album of rarities, and made an effort to get the band back together for a brief tour. Although that reunion did not occur, Mary took the show on the road herself, playing an opening date to a sold-out room at Rock and Roll Hotel on Tuesday, June 6, to the delight of a much enthralled audience.

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Don’t Miss: Mary Timony Plays Helium @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 6/6/17

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Helium (Photo by James Smolka)

Mary Timony, DC’s top guitar ace, first became an indie rock darling in the ‘90s with her Boston-based band Helium, which dabbled in well-written noise pop. Twenty years after the band’s second and last album, Matador Records last month reissued Helium’s records and a new compilation — Ends with And, a collection of singles and other tracks.

To mark the occasion, Mary herself is hitting the road to celebrate the music of Helium in a short tour beginning with a date at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Tuesday, June 6. You still have a chance to buy tickets!

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